Luxury British car manufacturer Aston Martin has created their ultimate eco-friendly vehicle; The Fascenario.3. State of the art carbon fibre body…check! World-class engineering techniques incorporated…check! 2 wheels…what?! Oh yeah, it’s a collaboration with renowned cycle company Storck.
Aston Martin has collaborated with renowned bicycle manufacturer Storck to produce a stunning road bikes called Fascenario.3. The frame and forks are the result of the latest advances in carbon fibre and aerodynamics, while the componentry is of the highest quality, meaning that the Aston Martin Edition sits at the very pinnacle of current road bicycles.
The project came about after Markus Storck, the eponymous founder and innovative leader of the Storck bicycle company, joined forces with Aston Martin on the Vanquish ‘One of Seven’ project.
Having previously owned several Aston Martins, Storck worked with Aston Martin’s bespoke division, Q by Aston Martin, to develop the septet of special sports cars that focused on showcasing carbon fibre.
During that process, he met Aston Martin’s EVP & Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman and they decided to explore the possibility of a joint venture with bicycles.
‘It was clear from the outset how the design, engineering and passion of the two brands could combine’ says Reichman ‘and what we’ve ended up with is a beautiful bicycle that reflects not only many of the key technical aspects of an Aston Martin, but also our ethos of excellence.’
The end result is the Aston Martin Edition – the ultimate evolution of Storck’s Fascenario.3, which has won numerous tests and received multiple awards for its design.
The frame weighs just 770g and combined with a host of lightweight items from manufacturers like THM and ZIPP, the whole bike weighs in at only 5.9kg. However, although it’s light, it’s far from fragile, with Storck greatly exceeding the expected industry testing standards in order to prove the durability of its frames.
It comes equipped with SRAM’s wireless gear shifting technology. Not only does this give the bike a wonderfully uncluttered aesthetic, but the left and right levers operate just like the paddles found behind the steering wheels on Aston Martin’s sports cars – right to go up a ratio and left to go down.
For more information please head to Aston’s official website here.